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Jancis Robinson names the 2012 Los Alamos Pinot Noir a “Top 5 Wine”

Jancis Robinson names the 2012 Los Alamos Pinot Noir a “Top 5 Wine”

Just released, Master of Wine Julia Harding gives her opinion on the 2012 Los Alamos Pinot Noir on JancisRobinson.com, with an enthusiast 17 points! The wine was also named one of the “Top 5 Wines” of the November 1 tasting article.

Presented by Gavin Chanin, whose first vintage was 2007. This Pinot Noir comes from two sections of Los Alamos Vineyard, clone 777 and 115. Leased vineyard and bought-in grapes. The grapes were handpicked on 4 September and crushed into an open top tank. Started fermentation after a 5-day cold soak and pressed 10 days later when the wine was dry. Punched down twice a day by hand. Aged in French barrels (20% new) for 11 months and bottled unfiltered.

Fresh, elegant cherry fruit and deliciously dry, savoury tannins to balance the fruit. Subtle and yet wonderfully persistent and a refreshing stemmy finish. (JH)

Top 5 wines tasted in this tasting article published on 01 Nov 2013.